Claritas, the East Cheshire Hospice Choir, has raised nearly £6,000 for the hospice from performances in a variety of venues from residential/nursing homes, clubs and full-scale concerts to the public.GOING FOR A SONG: The Claritas Choir was in good voice when committee member, Julie Davenport presented Leah Goodhind from East Cheshire Hospice with a cheque for £5,705, serenaded by some of the choir members.
The 50-strong choir, which has been performing since 2006, is run by a group of choir volunteers. Rehearsals are held in the hospice chapel every Monday during term time from 7p, to 9pm. Rehearsals are led by Kath Ibbotson who has taught music in Macclesfield for 40-years.
The repertoire ranges from folk songs to modern musical numbers and pop-style classics. Songs are arranged in simple 2-part harmony or the more challenging 3- and 4-part harmony.
There are no auditions; the only requirement is an enjoyment of singing and anyone interested contact the secretary, Charles Mackay, on 01625 614162.